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Manohar Aich, India’s first Mr Universe passes away

Jun 6, 2016 17:06 IST

Manohar AichLegendary Indian body builder and India’s first Mr Universe, Manohar Aich died at his north Kolkata residence following age related health issues on 5 June 2016. He was 104.

About Manohar Aich

• He was born in Comilla district, now in Bangladesh.

• He was famously called Pocket Hercules as he was 4 feet 11 inch tall.

• He won gold medals for three times in Asian Games.

• He was the first Indian to win the Mr Universe title post-independence in 1952.

• He started his career as a coconut vendor at Sealdah station.

• Age never a bar for the veteran body builder who kept a stringent routine and even performed in his eighties.

• He began his career as a stuntman performing with the legendary magician PC Sorkar.

• He even tried his luck in politics he contested in the Lok Sabha elections of 1991 from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Who: Manohar Aich

Where: North Kolkata

What: Died

When: 5 June 2016

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